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pain can come from many causes. If there is no reported direct
trauma or injury to the mid back, this type of symptom is usually
caused by a spinal condition above or below the area in question.
For example, if someone receives a blunt force to the mid back region,
the cause would be obvious. However, many patients enter the office
not knowing what caused their pain. They just know that when they
twist their back or move in certain directions, the region between
their shoulder blades hurt.
it is very common to find a lower back misalignment, or in some cases,
a lower neck misalignment that has helped cause the mid back pain.
Remember, the spine works as a unit. In the majority of cases, patients
will complain about neck or lower back pain specifically. However,
mid back pain is a reality for some patients, and that situation can
be addressed using chiropractic treatment.
cause of mid back pain is rib involvement. Anatomically, the thoracic
spine (middle back) attaches to the ribs. If a blunt force affects
the ribs, even if the force occurred in the front part of the body,
a mid back symptom may be felt because the muscles between the ribs
were irritated. These muscles extend from the front part of the ribs
to the area that attaches to the spine of the middle back. Sometimes
this can occur when the patient has twisted and bent sideways while
lifting or pushing something. Sometimes patients will remark that
they have difficulty with full breaths.
consists of gentle adjustments of the ribs and spine. Ice can be used
to help reduce the swelling associated with this injury.